Indexed on: 14 Oct '96Published on: 14 Oct '96Published in: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
HOE 694 [(3-methylsulphonyl-4-piperidinobenzoyl)guanidine methanesulphonate] was characterized as a new, potent, non-amiloride inhibitor of the Na+/H+ exchanger. In order to elucidate whether the Na+/H+ exchanger isoform 1 (NHE-1) is involved in the PDGF-BB-induced DNA-synthesis in vascular smooth muscle cells, we investigated the effect of HOE 694 and EIPA on the PDGF-BB-induced DNA synthesis. EIPA (10 microM) inhibited the PDGF-BB-induced stimulation of the Na+/H+ exchanger and the PDGF-BB-induced DNA synthesis in a concentration-dependent manner. HOE 694 (1-50 microM) dose-dependently inhibited the PDGF-BB-induced stimulation of the Na+/H+ exchanger but had no significant effects on DNA-synthesis. Our findings suggest that activation of the Na+/H+ exchanger is not essential for PDGF-BB-induced vascular smooth muscle cell growth.